The FCC's Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) advises, makes recommendations to, or acts for the Commission under delegated authority, in all matters pertaining to public safety, homeland security, national security, emergency management and preparedness, disaster management, and ancillary operations. 


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David G. Simpson, Rear Admiral (Ret.),USN, Bureau Chief



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Comm's Security, Reliability & Interoperability

The Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council's (CSRIC) mission is to provide recommendations to the FCC to ensure, among other things, optimal security and reliability of communications systems, including telecommunications, media, and public safety.

Optimal PSAP Architecture

The Task Force on Optimal Public Safety Answering Point Architecture (TFOPA) has been directed to study and report findings and recommendations on structure and architecture in order to determine whether additional consolidation of PSAP infrastructure and architecture improvements would promote greater efficiency of operations, safety of life.

Public Safety Cyber Summit

The Federal Communications Commission and the Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate, contracting on behalf of the CU Boulder Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program co-hosted a summit to explore cybersecurity issues facing the telecommunications sector and the public safety community.